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CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering Filled with Renewal, Justice, and Hope

By Barb Powell | March 17, 2023

Connection. If one word can sum up three days of worship, workshops, keynotes, meetings, and social gatherings, it’s connection — at least in terms of the 85th Annual Gathering of the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, themed “Together through Mountains and Valleys” and held March 7-9 in Denver. “The 85th Annual Gathering…

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Closing Worship Renews Commitment to Working Together for Justice in Health and Human Service Ministries

By Barb Powell | March 17, 2023

After a week filled with meaningful worship, learning, networking, and reconnecting with colleagues and friends, attendees to CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering in Denver met for closing worship March 9 in the special space of the Denver Art Museum. Prior to the service beginning, Jamar Doyle, CHHSM’s president and CEO, thanked Archway Communities in Denver, one…

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United Church Homes Expands Outreach Services

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 13, 2023

United Church Homes (UCH), based in Marion, Ohio, is well-known as a provider of affordable housing, independent living, assisted living, long-term care, rehabilitative care and memory care to thousands of older adults. But now, it’s expanding its services to provide assistance to older adults wishing to age in place. For UCH, said Terry Spitznagel, senior…

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CHHSM Brings Message of Health and Human Service Collaboration to UCC Rural/Small Town Church Gathering

By Barb Powell | February 13, 2023

The UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries took a leading role in a first-ever Virtual National Gathering of UCC Rural/Small Town Churches and Ministries, held Feb. 9-11 from 4 to 7 p.m. each day. Throughout the three days, all of the keynotes and session presenters focused on the theme, “Nourishing the Seeds of…

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Parker Center ‘Wisdom Conversations’ — Springboard to Older Adult Ministries Network

By Barb Powell | February 13, 2023

Kicking aside the cultural trappings of ageism, “Wisdom Conversations 2023: The Power in Ministries for Older Adults” kicked off the new year with a look at various approaches local congregations can explore in developing vital ministries for and with elder adults. The panel discussion sponsored by the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging at…

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Maturing through Selection, Elimination, and Emphasis

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 12, 2023

By the Rev. Kenneth Daniel, president and CEO of United Church Homes. Reprinted with permission from the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Living of United Church Homes’ blog. Within a week of starting a seminary internship in Minneapolis, I was packed into a van with a youth group on an adventure to Ghost Ranch,…

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United Church Homes One of Several Nonprofits to Jointly Award More Than $9,000 in Grants to Combat Loneliness

By CHHSM Staff | December 8, 2022

More than $9,000 in grants have been awarded to four Dayton (Ohio) area nonprofit organizations to help fund programs aimed at addressing loneliness and social isolation. The grant fund was established after 10 Miami Valley community organizations, including United Church Homes (UCH), came together to sponsor the Ohio premiere in June 2022 of All The…

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United Church Homes Parker Center Symposium Examines Ethical, Spiritual Issues of Developing Tech

By Barb Powell | November 11, 2022

More than 125 individuals gathered both in-person or virtually for the United Church Homes (UCH) Seventh Annual Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging Symposium, held Sept. 30 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio.  This year’s event, “(Pro) Longevity: The Convergence of Ethics, Technology and Spirituality” featured keynote addresses by…

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United Church Homes Communities Recognize Volunteers and Donors

By CHHSM Staff | October 6, 2022

Donors and volunteers gathered as United Church Homes (UCH), based in Marion, Ohio, honored several impactful benefactors to its communities. The awards ceremonies were held throughout the summer at The Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky, Ohio; The Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio; and The Glenwood Community in Marietta, Ohio. The Glenwood awards included sister community…

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Social and Biomedical Ethicist Dr. Tracy Trothen to Keynote Parker Center Symposium

By Barb Powell | September 12, 2022

Tracy J. Trothen, Ph.D., will deliver two keynotes at the annual United Church Homes Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging’s Annual Symposium. “(Pro) Longevity: The Convergence of Ethics, Tech and Spirituality” will be held Friday, Sept. 30, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. (EDT) at the Nationwide Event and Conference Center near Columbus, Ohio.…

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